RAFrenzy — Richard Armitage Addiction

I can finally admit I am an RA Addict, and I have created this place for me and my fellow “sufferers.”

If you are reading this, I suspect you are thinking  I am a nut or you totally get it because you are a nut too.

If you are not like me, you might want to move on to spare yourself the head shaking and misplaced pity.

If you are like I am, you have never been afflicted with anything remotely like being a fan of the actor Richard Armitage (not to ever be confused with this guy). You have never been a fangirl of anyone and barely knew there was the word  “fangirl.”   But lately you are becoming self-conscious about this obsession and cannot stop wondering if you really have gone nuts.  If you are also like me, you say to yourself, “If I have, can I become more insane, please?” LOL!

Am I serious?  I hope not, but then I’m not sure.  This exercise may prove I really am insane.

Stay tuned for when I take rationalizing to new heights.

Also, please bear with me as I muddle around WordPress to figure out the bells and whistles.  So far I only have a few bells and definitely no whistles.  That may change daily.

edit: I have been at this for two and a half years, and if you’re shocked anyone could talk about Richard Armitage (a still fairly unknown actor) that much, I think you’re normal. I’m shocked too. :D But psssst, I’m not the only one who does this. Check out the ‘Addict List’.

14 Comments

  1. I could have written what you just wrote, practically word for word! I had to look up the word “squee” when I first started reading blogs about him. Now I write one too! See what he makes us do? In nicer terms I call him my muse.

  2. welcome fellow obsister :D
    there can’t be enough places of praise and worship for the man :D
    looking forward to reading your views and ways of dealing with obsession.
    And I’m ignoring the fact that there is a word like “fangurl” (it evokes urges I’d rather not discuss in public :)

  3. Obsister. LOL! I thought there were enough places of worship, but I guess not. I’m just trying to figure out what in heck has happened to me and hoping all of you can help shed some light on it.

    @phylly3,

    Yeah, squee is another one I didn’t know. LOL!

  4. Welcome to blogging about RA! (I have been sadly neglectful and have not updated my blog for ages).

    @Phylly – how did you get smileys in your comment box??

  5. That would be Teena we should ask about the smileys.
    How about it? Share the smileys, please?

  6. The smileys are showing up because I enabled the blog to pick up emoticon code. If you use the emoticon symbols like : and D together, you get the big grin. I’m not sure what the code is for the smiley at the bottom of Teena’s comment. Maybe she’ll tell us. :D

  7. gee, I don’t really think about using them anymore .. half-ashamed to say that net lingo and emoticons have become somewhat second nature… and I used to be able to express my thoughts in proper words and sentences..
    anyroad, the big grin ones are colon+capital d, the ‘classic’ smiley is colon+right parenthesis.
    and this :P is colon+capital p …

    as for the intitial question – I too am still trying to figure out when quiet admiration for a master of his trade became obsession… and the necessity to publicly share it.
    I’ll never apologise for having my graphs fun with him though… ;) (that’s colon+semicolon)

  8. Again, thank you all for the welcome. I do have another post ready to go. Actually, I have several. But I wanted to post one with a particular video and have not been able to get hold of the video owner to clear it with them. I would just link to it on YouTube, but it’s not really on YT anymore. So I’m curious if you think it would be easier to ask forgiveness than permission because I already have the video. Would that flout netiquette too much? Oh, the post is a sort of tribute to the video owner, so I don’t think they would mind, but as you can see, I’m not sure.

  9. So far everyone I have asked has been very happy to let me use their videos. So go for it, and you can always take it down if they’re not happy about it.

  10. @phylly3,

    Thank you. I did post, and I also have a note at the bottom that I hope people will heed.

  11. I can totally see myself writing that! ;-)

  12. I admit. I. Admit. I so totally admit.
    Can’t survive without news about RA.
    Have to watch and rewatch everything there is about him on DVD.
    How can I be cured?

  13. You’ve come to the wrong place if you want a cure. :D

  14. How on earth this man keeps so humble when we clearly adore him in our thousands is amazing . Since Sparkhouse lit a spark I’ve been a secret addict but look…Im not the only fan in the global village ( anyone outside of Britain may not understand that last comment ..sorry ) .We are so darn civilised as “fans” though :)


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